Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Thursday 6 March 2008

Apple tree pruning and other tree stuff..........

This fine, dry weather has made the sap start to rise in the trees!! and has made pruning the apple trees an imperative...so today compostman and I were doing just that!!

and felling a Silver Birch inthe garden which had gotten a little TOO huge..and was overshadowing the fruit trees and vegetable garden...so sadly it had to come down

Still it made lots of lovely logs for the woodburner and lots of lovely shreddings for the compost bins and as mulch in the garden!!

1 comment:

  1. Your land looks so chaotic all over the ground, with pruned tree sleeping on the ground. Looking at it leaves me with a peaceful feeling thinking and knowing their safe away from the people in towns that rip down trees because they are told to by the town. God bless, and good luck.

    -Carlos Hernandez


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